What is the opinion of Reddit about the
Little Dot I+ 6JI X2 Tube Standard Hybrid Headphone Headphone Amp Pre-Amp Tube Amplifier (LDI+)?

A total of 10 reviews of this product on Reddit.

2 points

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23rd Sep 2016

UK buyers might prefer to buy Fulfilled by Amazon, given the possibility of quality control issues (and that when VAT and import duty are taken into consideration, the Massdrop price isn’t much different).

To be honest, I’d be hesitant about the idea of a valve amp removing distortion. I always understood that the point of valves was to add a little “pleasing” distortion; that’s what makes for the supposed elevation. (And that if you use a valve amp in the range where it doesn’t distort, it’s basically hugely inefficient compared to a solid state amp…) Still, if your synth doesn’t have a headphone out, I guess you have to feed it through something. And as someone on Head-Fi observed, valve amps are pretty.

1 point

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2nd May 2016

The Little Dot 1+ at $110 is probably the cheapest I could recommend. More respected companies like Hifiman and Schiit offer tube headphone amps in the $170 range.

I’ve built tube amp kits from aliexpress and had no issues, but they aren’t cheap. I’ve never seen a decent looking headphone tube amp kit out of there though, sorry mate.

1 point

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31st Oct 2020

JDS Labs Atom Amp has a 2 input switch and 2 gain settings.

Little Dot

Topping L30

Liquid Spark

1 point

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6th Dec 2016

TUBE AMP & DAC HELP REQUEST:

  • Budget – $100-$250 USD
  • Source – 2013 Macbook Pro
  • Preferred tonal balance – Syrupy, jazzy, guitar-forward
  • Current headphones – PSB M4U1 (Low impedimence ~32ohm)
  • Preferred Music – Everything but country
  • Use – Desktop listening, no mobility required
  • Amps – I’ve searched around and found that low impedimence headphones work better with “non-OTL”/hybrid tube amps with solid state final outputs. Thoughts on products like the Woo WA6, Little Dot 1+, or Musical Paradise MP-30?
  • DACs – Need the most help here. I understand laptops have bad DACs built in and I’ll need a better one to convert digital signal to analog. Suggestions?
1 point

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15th Jun 2016

You want warm? You will need to properly amp them. Also, tubes can help warm them up even more. Check out this great amp called a little dot for only 115. Best tube amp under 300 no doubt.

https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00A2QM5O6/

1 point

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5th Jun 2015

With my modded grados, I’m partial to my little dot 1+ amplifier, especially with better tubes and opamp chip.

I have a JDS Labs ODAC, but I’m sure a Fiio D3 would work well if you have a coaxial SPDIF or optical toslink output on your desktop computer. I honestly wish I had gone with optical from the computer to isolate the DAC from the computer’s ground noise.

1 point

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15th May 2015

You can try to find an on-sale Little Dot (MK 1/2/3). Amazon seems to be selling the MK1 model for ~USD140 (~GBP 90). Haven’t used one myself, but I’ve heard good things.

http://www.amazon.com/Little-Dot-6JI-standard-Headphone/dp/B00A2QM5O6

0 points

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20th Aug 2014

Little Dot 1+. It’s a great sounding tube amp. It has a very utilitarian and functional enclosure, especially given the bulbous toroidal transformer cover on the back, but I’ve grown very fond of it. It’s definitely a visual step up from the average solid state amp like the O2.

It’s not perfect but hey, it’s only just over $100 and included tubes to get you started.